As many fly out of the closet in celebration of National Coming Out Day, the tweets coming out are particularly sentimental.
Some of these notable figures have been out for years, while others are just finding their footing as members of the LGBTQ community. However, their thoughts are sure to touch your heart on this meaningful day.
"Coming Out" is about community, support, forgiveness, gratitude, and love.
Thank you, internet, for helping me accept myself when others couldn't. #NationalComingOutDay
— Hannah Hart (@harto) October 11, 2018
I came out 6 years ago today on #NationalComingOutDay because I was too scared to do it on any other day.
It’s hard to think I was ever afraid to be myself, but for 23 years I was in the closet.
If you’re not out yet, it’s OK. We’ll be here when you’re ready.
— Ashly Perez (@itsashlyperez) October 11, 2018
Happy #NationalComingOutDay ! Coming out was kinda weird + akward. It took nearly as long as figuring out I was gay. Most people were like, "Cool." Some were like, "Duh." A few were like "NO!" :( Mostly I just felt relieved when it was done. Thru it all I loved being gay!
— Tegan and Sara (@teganandsara) October 11, 2018
this photo of me with my grandparents was 5 years ago, the DAY before I came out to my mom and eventually the world.
My life has INFINITELY improved because I decided to merge my double lives, and get on a path of healing.
I am a proud gay man. pic.twitter.com/y9tSn8o69G
— Tyler Glenn (@tylerinacoma) October 11, 2018
Really extra super gay.
And really really fortunate to have never felt anything other than proud and supported to be exactly the me I’m meant to be. Wish everyone could grow up that way. Even straight people! #NationalComingOutDay
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) October 11, 2018
Coming out is never easy. It takes courage. Whether you’re living proudly and openly, or just beginning your coming-out journey, remember today that there are millions of Americans supporting you and standing with you. #NationalComingOutDay pic.twitter.com/7D9DfmBRQ4
— Jared Polis (@PolisForCO) October 11, 2018
Happy National Coming Out Day!